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The early poll results appear particularly disturbing for the Madhesi parties who were expected to do well against the backdrop of the Madhes movement. Upendra Yadav-led FSFN was on the frontline of protests in the tarai that lasted for more than five months.

We have numerous references of gana-sangha or gana-rajaya in Buddhist, Jain and Greek literature. It was an alternative polity to the kingdom and probably may represent the continuation of an earlier system. Monarchies or hereditary kingdoms were …

“Our ethnic group, ‘Madhesi,’ was inspired strongly at that time not to stand as candidates. I was waiting for this moment.” Nepal historically has been divided into two broad ethnic groups: people originating from the hills, and those living in the …

On June 27, actress and singer Mithila Palkar gave her very first TEDx Talk at NIT Silchar, Assam. She spoke about her journey as an artist and how she turned her passion into a living over the last couple of years.

Letter from Cannes: The young and the veterans

Posted on: Monday, Jun 19, 2017

It was heartening to see the young and ‘famous’ from Famous Innovations seated right next to me. In their early-mid twenties, Mithila and Nishad were already on their second visit to Cannes. They have been winners of the Young Lions competition for two …

Nepal-watching from Delhi

Posted on: Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Deuba underlined three priorities after taking office last week: implement the Constitution, accommodate Madhesi groups and push development. Since then, his government has had four bilateral dialogues with the Indian side: Indian Prime Minister Modi …

What’re their plans for 2018? Renault? In this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal express disappointment in Daniel Ricciardo, debate Force India’s refusal to use of team orders, and wonder if Toto Wolff has a veiled message …

Coming hard on the RJPN, Oli said that it took part in the prime minister’s elections but is planning to boycott the local level elections, depriving Madhesi people of their franchise to elect their representatives. “In the local level elections …

A fully blown PR event, racer vs. racer – in a single-make car, anyone like this idea? In this week’s episode of the Inside Line Formula 1 Podcast, Mithila and Kunal talk about the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix, a possible reunion between Alonso-Renault …

Deccan Chronicle Tripathi's Sita: Wonder woman from MithilaDeccan ChronicleAmish Tripathi, his latest book, Sita: Warrior of Mithila, the second in the Ram Chandra Series, hit the stands in May. It's been a whirlwind, absolutely packed visit to Bengaluru for Amish Tripathi, bestselling author of the Shiva Trilogy and the Ram …

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About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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